For whatever reason, you didn't make the trip to Durham, New Hampshire. You've popped your popcorn, iced your Yuenglings, and put the meatballs in the crockpot - and then you panic.
How do I watch the game? What is ESPN3? Can I watch it on my TV? Do I need to subscribe to something? WHAT DO I DO???
Never fear. LFN's here to help.
This week's FCS playoff game, and all the FCS playoff games for that matter, are available on ESPN3, ESPN's streaming service.
ESPN3 is available with anyone with a subscription to a some sort of service that has ESPN. This can come in a variety of ways: through Service Electric, Comcast Xfinity, Verizon FiOS, etc. If you're a cord-cutter, it's available through a Sling TV subscription to ESPN.
If you are watching ESPN3 on a phone or tablet, you can download the ESPN app and click on the "Watch Now" button to catch the game. You might need to plug in login credentials to authorize it, but once that's done, you're good to go.
If you are watching it on a laptop or computer, you can click on http://www.espn3.com and find the "Lehigh at New Hampshire" link on the list. Click, and it will play in a web browser.
If you have Chrome on your computer and a Chromecast stick plugged into your TV, you can turn your live stream into a "tab", and then easily cast the tab to Chromecast to display on your TV by clicking the special button on the web browser. (This is what I do.)
If you have a Roku stick, Playstation 4 (with Vue), or Amazon Fire TV or other App-enabled TV devices, you may have the ability to start the "WatchESPN" app directly on your TV already. Fire it up, choose "Lehigh at New Hampshire", and go.
The ESPN3 broadcast won't simply be a webcam and a person with an Eisenhower era microphone: it's full-blown coverage, with Bob Picozzi and Marcus Ray calling the game.
If want to listen to the game on the radio (as I will be), you can catch the Lehigh game feed online here, or you can listen on AM at three spots around the Lehigh Valley on the AM Dial: 1160, 1230 and 1320. Matt Kerr, Mike Yadush and Steve Lomangino are going to be the radio crew.
There is a full buffet of terrific college football today at both the FBS and FCS levels, and the first round of the FCS playoffs unfortunately fall smack-dab in the middle of it, with six of the eight playoff games going on simultaneously in the middle of a slew of terrific Rivalry games. (Well, for Lehigh and Lafayette fans, they are still baby Rivalries; none of these teams have played each other 152 times, like the Leopards and Mountain Hawks have.)
FCS playoff games (all are available on ESPN3/WatchESPN):
2:00 PM Charleston Southern at Wofford
2:00 PM North Carolina A&T at Richmond
2:00 PM St. Francis (PA) at Villanova
2:00 PM Weber State at Chattanooga
3:00 PM Illinois State at Central Arkansas
5:00 PM Samford at Youngstown State
7:00 PM San Diego at Cal Poly
Noon, Michigan at Ohio State, ABC or ESPN3
Noon, Virginia at Virginia Tech, ESPN2 or ESPN3
Noon, Rutgers at Maryland, ESPNews or ESPN3
3:30 PM, Notre Dame at USC, ABC or ESPN3
3:30 PM, Auburn at Alabama, CBS
3:30 PM, Navy at SMU, ESPNU or ESPN3
5:00 PM, Grambling State vs. Southern at New Orleans (Bayou Classic), Lousiana, NBC Sports Network
Finally, need to catch up on the full preview fun pack of today's game?
LFN's New Hampshire Game Preview
LFN's New Hampshire Game Naratives
LFN's New Hampshire Game Preview and Fearless Prediction